Roland Emmerich and MGM Planning a Trilogy Reboot of 'Stargate'
Following news that Independence Day 2 might end up hitting theaters in 2016 for the 20th anniversary of the first film, but with the potential addition of Will Smith in a small role, director Roland Emmerich has news about reviving another one of his past sci-fi films. Speaking with Digital Spy, Emmerich revealed a plan to revive Stargate, "We went to MGM, who has the rights, and proposed to them to do a sequel, but as a reboot... and reboot it as a movie and then do three parts. Pretty soon we'll have to look for a writer and start." So this will be a sequel and reboot that potentially kicks off a new trilogy in the Stargate universe?
The desire for the reboot comes from the act that the stars of the original film have aged 22 years. But would be nice to bring back actors like James Spader and Kurt Russell in some capacity, much in the same way Independence Day will bring back Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman, but it depends on the story. Spader could easily still be working on the Stargate project and there's a new team getting sent through the portal this time. The Stargate universe has been explored with four television spin-offs, but this new film series would likely be a complete departure from anything we've seen related to the story before. Obviously it's still early days for the project, but we'll be keeping our ear to the ground for updates.